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My Crown Felt Too High, So My Dentist Filed Down the Tooth Above It. Is This the Correct Procedure?

Friday, September 5th, 2014
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I recently had a new crown fitted and immediately felt it was too high. It is also much deeper (front to back) than my other teeth. My dentist asked “does it feel too high?” and when I answered yes, she checked it by asking me to bite down and move my teeth from side to side on a strip of paper, said “I’ll adjust it”, and then proceeded to file down the tooth immediately above it – without informing me first. The filed tooth is root-filled and is mainly filling anyway so it didn’t hurt, but is this normal procedure if a crown is too high? It seems all wrong to me and the filed tooth is now shorter than the corresponding one on the other side. Surely any filing should have been done to the crown?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Had A Crown Fitted Two Weeks Ago. It’s Started Throbbing And Feels Sensitive. Is This Indicative Of Dental Infection?

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. Approximately a week ago I had a crown fitted. At first it felt heavy, but I thought that was normal and it would settle down. Two days ago the crown started to hurt and felt sensitive to touch. Furthermore, biting on it is out of the question due to the pain. There is also an intermittent throbbing sensation. I have taken pain killers and that has helped. Do you think it’s possible the throbbing sensation is indicative of infection? I need some advice regarding this. Thank you for your time.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Crown Had To Be Cracked Out As It Seemed To Be Stuck On Something. Do You Have Any Idea What This Could Be?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Hello Andrew. My front tooth fell out weeks after 4 front crowns were placed. It was cemented back in a couple months ago and the same crowned tooth  felt like it was going to come out again. This time the crown felt like it was hanging on by a thread. The crown had to be cracked out in the end. I was wondering what it was stuck on, do you have any idea what it could have been? Time went by the same crown fell out again within a few months. When it fell out it had a long plastic thing inside the crown. What was that inside of my crown? It was this time that I learned the tooth had decayed and it had to be extracted. I am waiting for an implant on this tooth.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I’ve Broken A Crown. Should I Get A New Or Should I Consider Another Type Of Treatment?

Friday, May 16th, 2014
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I would like some advice regarding my front tooth.

I have a front tooth porcelain crown which has fractured at the back & a piece has broken off. I have had this crown for 15 years.

Do you think I would benefit from having composite bonding & a veneer rather than a new porcelain crown?

Which is best to match my other teeth? My crown has discoloured slightly around the gum-line.

I welcome your advice & I would like to know costs please. Many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Is It Possible To Have A Bridge To Replace Two Missing Teeth? My Dentist Thinks The Gap Is Too Big.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I have two missing teeth at the side and 3 crowns at the front. I have been told I can’t have a bridge to replace the two missing teeth. Is that right? My dentist said I have too big of a gap for a bridge to be fitted. But I know people that have had a full top row of teeth fitted onto a bridge. Could you tell me if this is true or not as I really can’t wear dentures? I have one with two teeth on it an can’t speak or eat with dentures in and this is really depressing me and I would really like your advice on it. Thank you so much.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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For Fashion, I’ve Always Wanted A Gold Front Tooth. Is This Something Cosmetic Dentists Specialise In?

Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Hi there Dr Patel. I hope you can help me. I have always wanted, for reasons relating to fashion, a gold front tooth in the form of a crown either on the whole tooth or a rim surrounding the tooth.
Is this something you offer, or can you give me advice as to which cosmetic dentists specialise in this? Perhaps you yourself could offer this treatment? I live in North London but travel is of course not really an issue!
Can you perhaps email me some pictures, fact-sheets, prices etc, as a guide.
I would be most grateful if you could help me with this as it’s a unique question.
With kind regards.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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I’ve Had Different Types Of Veneers Fitted Over The Years Which Keep Falling Off. Why Is This Happening?

Monday, December 23rd, 2013
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Hello.
On my next to front tooth I had a porcelain veneer which only lasted five years. It fell off and I swallowed it! My dentist fitted a composite veneer on an emergency visit which lasted for only 2 years. That fell off and went down the sink. I then had another composite the next day as an emergency which is on now and is horrible. I follow a really good hygiene programme and have visited the dentist every 6 months since the age of 3. I am now 52. Why do they keep falling off? Whatever type I have? I am reluctant to have a high cost porcelain veneer fitted as the fear of losing it is probable. Thank you in anticipation.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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After Having A Crown Fitted I Now Have A Pulsing Sensation Every Time I Eat. Why Is This?

Monday, November 25th, 2013
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I went to the dentist last week to have a crown fitted on my right lower 6. I’ve had root canal on that tooth already so there is no nerve, I’ve never had pain before but I’m now having pain every time I eat and a pulsing sensation all the time. The dentist did have to resize it several times before cementing.  I think it’s still too high as my bite is not the same as it was before. Do you know whether this pain will settle? Or am I just being a wimp?  I hate going to the dentist but I don’t know how to describe the pain to the dentist and I know there should be no pain as there is no nerve! I also keep wanting to grind my teeth. Any ideas on what I can do?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Have A Common Problem, Which Is A Gummy Smile. What Type Of Cosmetic Treatment Should I Opt For?

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Hi there. I have a common problem it would seem, which is a gummy smile.
I am trying to establish all of the options and then which is the best one for me.
I have seen two different dentists and they don’t seem to have all of the facts. They only seem to think that veneers are the answer; they weren’t aware of any other options/solutions.
But from investigation, there seem to be the following solutions: Lip repositioning surgery and/or Botox, Orthodontic treatment, Orthognathic surgery, Crown lengthening and veneers afterwards and gum removal by laser or scalpel.  I am currently having orthodontic treatment, as I was led to believe this would solve the problem. The orthodontist has now told me that it can’t, so I need to seek other solutions. I have had lip repositioning surgery (badly), but this did not work; neither did the Botox for very long. Plus these are both temporary solutions.
Are there any other solutions out there? And who can I consult with to get an overview of all of the options? The two dentists I’ve seen so far were only able to consult on veneers really.
Thanks ever so much for your time and response. All the best.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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I Had A Root Canal Recently And The Pain Is Still Intense. Antibiotics Don’t Seem To Be Working. What Should I Do?

Monday, November 4th, 2013
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Hello Dr Moore. I’ve had really painful toothache on a crowned tooth which has previously had root canal work on it since last Sunday. I have taken amoxicillin 500mg for 5 days. The pain is still really intense and I can’t eat or drink as it flares the pain to intensity even further. What do you suggest is the best course of action? Do you recommend extraction? The crown has been fitted over a year ago now and I have noticed my crowns coming away from the gum line possibly due to receding gums. Really hope you can help me with this. Many thanks.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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